Venue: Garza Mainstage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Tickets $27 - $39.75
Directed by Betty Marie Muessig
Artistic Director/Producer: Michael Montgomery
Technical Director/Lighting Design: Josh Harbour
Scenic Design: Debra Schultz
Costume Design: Samantha Hyman
Sound Design: David Dean
Urinetown, The Musical
March 31 - April 23, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca
Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc.,
and Lauren Mitchell
A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
PG-13. Parental guidance suggested for ages 13 and below due to some humorous adult innuendos, and mild profanity. For specific details, email our artistic director.